There are 13 ways to get from Leicester to Amsterdam by train, bus, car ferry, car, car train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal Int. trein

$117 - $375

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Bus  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Ouibus / ...

$31 - $71

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Train, car ferry  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Harwich International
  3. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  4. Take the train from Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal

$153 - $209

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Amsterdam

$119 - $178

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Amsterdam

$265 - $311

Train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam (AMS) BHX - AMS

$91 - $275

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam (AMS) LTN - AMS

$61 - $211

Fly East Midlands to Amsterdam  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Amsterdam (AMS) EMA - AMS

$66 - $267

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

$110 - $383

Train, train to Norwich, fly to Amsterdam  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Ely
  2. Take the train from Ely to Norwich
  3. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Amsterdam (AMS) NWI - AMS

$162 - $451

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Amsterdam  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam (AMS) MAN - AMS

$83 - $286

Train to Doncaster/Sheffied, fly to Amsterdam  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Fly from Doncaster/Sheffied (DSA) to Amsterdam (AMS) DSA - AMS

$81 - $375

Train, train to Humberside, fly to Amsterdam  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Barnetby
  3. Fly from Humberside (HUY) to Amsterdam (AMS) HUY - AMS

$117 - $640

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Amsterdam is to bus which costs £23 - £55 and takes 13 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Amsterdam is to fly which costs £50 - £210 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via London St. Pancras Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Amsterdam is 255 miles.

The best way to get from Leicester to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs £85 - £290.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Leicester to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Leicester to Amsterdam bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Amsterdam train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Amsterdam is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs £85 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £55 and takes 13 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £210 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Leicester to Amsterdam via London St Pancras International and London St. Pancras Int. in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Amsterdam via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 13 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Norwich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Humberside to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Doncaster/Sheffied to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$95 - $310
Premier
$230 - $350
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Leicester to Ely
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Harwich International
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Sheffield to Barnetby
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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